"Garden Concert" with 8 Ball Aitken / Jessy Lynch / David Flower
Swamp-blues-rocker 8 Ball Aitken has toured the world for more than a decade performing across twenty countries to date. He’s earned a loyal fanbase from his live shows and internet videos, while paying his dues as a singer, songwriter, slide-guitarist and producer.
Since relocating to Music City, USA in 2012 from his native Australia, 8 Ball has worked with many of the best in the blues business today. In 2021 8 Ball won second place in the International New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival hosted by blues woman Samantha Fish.
During COVID lockdown 8 Ball self-produced three new albums from his house in Nashville. The musicians on the recording include Buddy Guy’s Grammy Award winning producer Tom Hambridge on drums, George Thorogood and the Destroyers saxophone player Buddy Leach, Sydney soul singer Taya Chani on backing vocals, and his brother Dillion James Aitken on keys. 8 Ball played all of the guitars, bass and harmonica on all of the albums.
The single ‘Ice Cream Man’ hit #1 on the AMRAP Australian Metro Radio charts and the album hit #1 on the Australian Blues & Roots Charts in April 2021. ‘Ice Cream Man’ CDs and vinyl are available now from the store page on www.8ballaitken.com
Home is where the heart is, 8 Ball Aitken has recently returned to Australia and has been performing at many sold out shows and festivals.
Tour dates, news, videos, merch and more available on 8ballaitken.com
Jessy Lynch is a mystical grunge-rocker with a strong soulful voice. Originally from Cairns, she now calls the Sunshine Coast home. Over the past five years, Jessy has played at festivals such as Palm Creek Folk Festival, Coalescence, River Sessions, Rootbound, EcoFiesta, and the Tablelands Folk Festival. She launched her debut album and single ‘AFTERGLOW’ in 2020 to sold-out audiences. The album received radio airplay across Australia. Jessy is currently working on a second album and playing gigs around South-East Queensland.
David Flower - Singer-songwriter and musician from the East Coast of Australia; playing progressive roots, blues, reggae and rock. Known for spirited and engaging performances, filling dance floors with his trademark acoustic guitar feels and dynamic rich vocals David plays acoustic guitar, harmonica, ukulele, bass and sitar. His songwriting is captured through four albums.
From solo to full band, David Flower's live shows are uplifting and brimming with atmosphere playing progressive roots, boogie blues, funk and reggae, making for an acoustically groovy show rich in rhythm and soul. The energy is contagious!
David Flower has performed throughout Australia and overseas, playing festivals and concert venues across Germany, Amsterdam, Bali and Vietnam. His Australian festival appearances include Woodford Folk , Caloundra Music , Airlie Beach Festival of Music ,Wintermoon ,The Gas ,Palm Creek, Cygnet, Black Mountain Unplugged , Tablelands.